We are thrilled to announce that the USA Today, New York Times, and Amazon bestselling author Caroline Mitchell with over one million books sold worldwide has signed with Bonnier Books’ new digital-first imprint, Embla Books. Rights were acquired by Jane Snelgrove in a two-book deal with Madeleine Milburn at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.

Caroline Mitchell’s The Midnight Man is a creepy thriller with supernatural threads, based on a real life game that is played after dark. The midnight game has four simple rules, and once completed, the midnight man appears… For fans of CJ Tudor and Steph King, this novel is bound to leave readers on the edge of their seats.

Snelgrove said, ‘I’m not sure what gripped me most when I first started this book – the fear that creeps up your spine from its pages, or the fear that I might not be the one to publish it. Having worked with Caroline for many years, I am absolutely over the moon to be publishing her again at Embla Books. To say she is going from strength to strength is putting it mildly – from page one it is clear that The Midnight Man is what Caroline was born to write.’

Mitchell said, ‘I couldn’t be more excited to join Embla as its first crime thriller author. The Midnight Man has found a perfect home with the incredibly talented Jane Snelgrove, and I’m so grateful to my agent, Madeleine Milburn, for bringing us together again. It’s a privilege to be with Embla at this stage of their journey and I am enormously impressed by their passion and ambition for what is to come.’

Milburn added, ‘I am so excited about the next stage of Caroline’s career with this thrilling new series that sent shivers down me!  I can already imagine The Midnight Man on the big screen, and I’m thrilled to work with the Embla and their big, creative vision for the book’.

A huge congratulations, Caroline!